Working in the UK for International Students looking for work Introduction • Your Name • Job Title • Service Name • Institution Name Today’s Topics • Looking for work by wun13775

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									 Working in the UK for
International Students

 /// looking for work ///
Introduction

•   Your Name
•   Job Title
•   Service Name
•   Institution Name
Today’s Topics
•   Looking for work
•   Strategies for Success
•   Transferable Skills
•   Questions and Answers
Where to look…
•   University Job Shop
•   University Careers Department
•   University Personnel Department
•   Students’ Union website
•   Local Newspapers
•   Yell.com for a targeted search
•   JobCentre Plus www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
Looking for a job
• Application procedures        • Selection procedures
   – Submit a CV and               – Interview
     covering letter by post,
     in person or                  – Competency tests
     electronically                  (numeracy, typing, IT
                                     literacy)
   – Submit an application
                                   – Psychometric Testing

   – Apply in person               – Presentation

   – Apply on line                 – Group Interview
Writing a CV
• Proper format, length, completely free from
  errors
• Consistent and simple
• Tailored for specific jobs
• Assistance available from your Job
  Shop/Careers Service
Completing Applications
• Make a couple of blank copies that you can use
  as practice
• Fill in all areas
• Tailor answers to each individual job
• Must be legible and free from error
• Keep a copy of each completed application
Interviews
• Be on time and look neat
• Prepare by reviewing the job description and
  particulars
• Review your previous work experience and
  develop answers to questions
• Don’t rush to give answers; take your time
• Remember to have a firm handshake and make
  eye contact
Strategies for Success
•   Review vacancy criteria
•   Turn up for interviews
•   Demonstrate reliability
•   Give notice
•   Project a positive image
•   Balance work and studies
Skills You can gain in the Work
Place / Transferable Skills
•   Team working
•   Communication
•   Adaptability
•   Drive & determination
•   Planning & organisation
•   Problem Solving
•   IT
Additional Resources
UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs
  www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Home Office: UK Border Agency
  www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/

British Council:
  www.educationuk.org

NASES
 http://www.nases.org.uk/students
Any questions?

								
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